Memphis Grizzlies at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 3/21/2018
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 6 point favorites.
The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 19-51. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.2 as they are averaging 99.0 points per game while giving up 104.2 per contest. The 76ers have an overall mark of 39-30. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 108.1 points per contest and giving up 105.6, which is a point differential of 2.5.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 30-38-2 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 30-39-1 against the over/under
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 37-31-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 34-35-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out for season
03/20/18 C Marc Gasol Illness is "?" Wednesday vs Philadelphia
03/20/18 G Tyreke Evans Undisclosed is "?" Wednesday vs Philadelphia
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
01/15/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Marc Gasol comes into this contest averaging 17.7 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 8.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. JaMychal Green averages 10.5 points per game in 27.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Joel Embiid averages 23.6 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 11.2 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Ben Simmons averages 16.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 7.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 57%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 99 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.23 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 40.6 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 14.9 per game. The Grizzlies allow 104.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 10th in the league with 108.1 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 2.46. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 46.8 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 26. The 76ers are 1st in turnovers per game with 17. The 76ers surrender 105.6 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 21.4 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 41.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers are 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game this season.
The Grizzlies are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 110.1, and their offensive rating of 104.5 is ranked 11th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 29th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA. Memphis is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA.
Philadelphia is 1st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 29th in the NBA. The 76ers are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 106.2, and their offensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 25th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis +6
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